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Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies


Anders Ackfeldt
Anders Haglund
Anna Larsson

Professor in History of science and ideas. Head of research for History and education and Umeå Research Centre for Social Studies Didactics (UmSOD). Assistant Head of Department.

Badegül Eren Aydinlik

PhD student in History and Education

Björn Lundgren

I am a postdoctoral fellow working on AI-ethics.

Björn Åstrand
Bouke de Vries

Postdoctoral research fellow

Cecilia Hortlund

Gender/military historian with a focus on identity, masculinity, and nationalism. My thesis concerns Swedish speaking Civil Guards in the Civil Guard Districts of Vaasa and Turunmaa 1918-1939.

Charlotta Svonni

Charlotta Svonni is a PhD candidate in History and Education with a focus on Sámi education.

Chelsea Elissa Budd
Christer Nordlund

Professor of History of Science and Ideas, and director of Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment. Elected member of Umeå University Board.

Christian Löw
Daniel Lindmark

Professor of Church History at the Faculty of Arts (50 %) and Professor of History and Education at Umeå School of Education (50 %)

Daniel Nyström
Daniela Cutas

I am Senior Lecturer in Practical Philosophy. My main research interests are in bioethics (reproductive ethics in particular) and the philosophy of close personal relationships.

David Davage

Reader in Old Testament exegetsis. Post-doc in theology. Studies the development and growth of the Isaianic discourse in the Second Temple period.

David Loeffler
Elisabeth Raddock
Elise Dermineur Reuterswärd

Social and economic historian of early modern Europe

Emil Marklund

I'm a PhD candidate in History and Education and a part of the Gender School for Gender Studies (UCGS).

Ethan Paul Nowak
Francesca Pilotto

I am a postdoc in environmental archaeology, combining ecological and palaeoecological approaches for the study of biodiversity changes

Fredrik Lindborg
Glenn Sandström

Glenn Sandström is a Docent/Associate Professor researching family dynamics in historical and contemporary perspective.

Ina Lindblom
Inês Félix
Ivanka Hristova

I am senior research assistant at the Environmental Archaeology Lab, working with plant macro-remains.

Jacob Astudillo

Doctoral student in Systematic Theology.

Jacob Isaksson
Jacob Stridsman
Janina Priebe

I am a Senior Research Assistant in Environmental History, with a focus on global environmental issues, sustainability, and natural resources from a historical perspective. 


Jenny Eklöf

Associate professor in History of Science and Ideas. In my research I have focused on the interaction between science, politics and the media in a broad sense. 

Johan Linderholm
Jonas Nilsson

I am Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in philosophy.

Jonatan Samuelsson

Writing a thesis on the Swedish controversy over dental amalgam cn mercury poisoning in the 1980's and -90's.

Julia Falk
Kalle Grill

I am associate professor in philosophy and director of our B.A. program in Philosophy and Society. I teach and supervise in moral philosophy and political philosophy.

Karin Berber Neutel
Kristian Stoyanov Hristov
Lars Samuelsson

Senior lecturer/associate professor (docent) in philosophy and subject coordinator for the philosophy subject at Umeå University.

Lena Berggren
Linda Edlund
Lotta Vikström

Enjoying an ERC Consolidator Grant (2016-21) I lead a cross-disciplinary team researching how disabilities affect people's participation in society, past and present.

Luise Mirow

I am a PhD student in philosophy. My research is about lying and misleading, considered from a philosophy of language perspective.

Professor of Archaeology

Marcel Quarfood
Maria Berglind

I work as a study administrator for the subjects of History and Archaeolgy.

Marie Lundborg Jonsson
Martin Abreu Zavaleta

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. My personal website is

Mats Eriksson
Mats Wahlberg

I am docent in systematic theology. My research is primarily in philosophical- and fundamental theology, but I am also interested in classical dogmatics.  

Mattias Sjölander

PhD student in environmental archaeology, mainly environmental reconstructions and mobility. Project assistant in the SEAD project, responsible for import and quality assurance of data.

Mikael Lundmark
Mikael Rahm
Mikael Winninge

I am Associate Professor in New Testament Exegesis. The focus of my research has been early Jewish texts on the one hand, and identity formation and interpretation of history among early Christians on the other.

Niclas Lindström
Oana-Maria Cojocaru
Olle Sundström
Per Algander

I teach introductory courses in ethics, metaethics and decision theory. My research focuses on ethics and value theory, especially on moral obligations to future generations.

Per Axelsson
Peter Bennesved

Peter Bennesved is a historian of science and ideas. Bennesved's researh interest concern the history of civil defense during the twentieth-century from a history of technology-perspective.

Peter Holmblad
Peter Lindström
Peter Melander
Philip Buckland

Director of The Environmental Archaeology Lab and the Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD), two research infrastructures for archaeology.

Philip Jerand

I am a PhD student in archaeology studying mobility and spatial organisation at settlements by using archaeological and ethnographical sources combined with chemical, physical and spectral analysis.

Pär Eliasson
Samuel Ericson
Sandra Olsson

My responsibilities are internal and external communication which include the departments website, calendar, ads, posters and other printed information.

Sara Filppa
Sebastian Östlund

I am a PhD student in philosophy. My research revolves around axiology applied within the field of political philosophy, with a special focus on the capability approach framework.

Simon Berggren

I am a PhD student in History, researching emotions and perceptions of the capital punishment and royal mercy in petitions in 17th and 18th century Sweden.

Simon Lundberg
Sofi Östman

I work as an archaeobotanist at the Environmental Archaeological Laboratory and am responsible for macrofossil analyses connected to the consultancy work at the lab. 

Sofia Jeppsson

I am Associate Professor in philosophy, with a focus on practical philosophy. My research is centered around free will, moral responsibility, animal ethics and philosophy of psychiatry.

Stefan Gelfgren

I am associate professor of Sociology of Religion and senior lecturer in Didactics of Religion.

Thomas Girmalm
Tomas Lindgren

Professor of Psychology of religion.

Tora Byström
Tord Larsson
Torfinn Huvenes
Yuliya Yurchuk

Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts. My primary research interests lie in women and gender history from different perspectives: legal, political and social, 1650-1920.